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Some people displaced by Sandy have been staying at the Park Central Hotel. (Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons)
Some people displaced by Sandy have been staying at the Park Central Hotel. (Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons)

Starting tomorrow, the city of New York plans to evict about 300 people who were displaced by Superstorm Sandy, from the hotels where they've been staying.

Desiree Marino, a retired New York City police officer, was flooded out of her home in Brooklyn. She’s been living in the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan.

She spoke yesterday at a press conference with several other people who are slated to be evicted, about wanting to be able to go home:

"We all want to go home, we want to be able to live in a community and do what we've done before. They should not be putting us out in the street."

The temporary housing program has cost the city about $73 million.

Guest

  • Patrick Markee, an advocate with the group Coalition for the Homeless, one of the organizations that has been working to find housing for the Sandy victims.

This segment aired on October 3, 2013.

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